From 10th Kyu to Go Dan
The following are the basic Kyu and Dan examination requirements and standards, as set out by Shihan Kenneth Funakoshi, 9th Dan, Chief Instructor of the Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association (FSKA) and these requirements are subject to change at anytime.
All students should familiarize themselves with the various requirements for each belt level prior to turning in their grading application. If you are unfamiliar with any of the kihon, kata, or kumite required for your next belt level, you should not attempt to grade, but instead you should continue to train until you feel comfortable with all of the requirements. If in doubt speak with your sensei.
My sincere thanks to Shihan John Ang, 6th Dan, Chief Instructor, of The Australian Ninjukai Association, for allowing me to copy the belt graphics from his web site. You will find a link to Shihan Ang's organization in the "Karate Links" section of my web site.
Karate-Do is for a lifetime, it is not a race, and your
personal progress should never be treated as such.
White Belt (no graphic)
Part the clouds - see the way.
"The objective of karate is to contribute to the evolution
of the human spirit through physical and mental training."
Sensei Peter Lindsay

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